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New Creality CR-X Dual Extruder 3D Printer Revealed!

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by Tyler Koslow
Jun 22, 2018

New Creality CR-X Dual Extruder 3D Printer Revealed!

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After the smashing success of the CR-10, Creality3D has just doubled down with the newly announced Creality CR-X, a similarly styled 3D printer with dual extrusion capabilities. Here's what we know so far.

In 2017, the heart of the 3D printing community was captured by the Creality CR-10, a uniquely minimalistic 3D printer with a large build volume and a low price point. This design has been iterated and cloned by a number of manufacturers, including Creality itself.

To keep expanding upon the CR-1o style, the Chinese 3D printer manufacturer has unveiled the Creality CR-X, a dual extrusion version of its famed predecessor. Thus far, details pertaining to the new Creality CR-X are limited to a newly released announcement video.

While we don’t have the full scoop on this new 3D printer just yet, Creality does share a handful of details on the Creality CR-X, as well as an exclusive look at the hardware. In the video posted to Creality’s YouTube channel, the company displays a pair of dual extrusion printers, as well as some scattered multi-colored prints to showcase what will be possible with the new machine.

But there’s more to the Creality CR-X than just the ability to print with multiple materials. In fact, there are a number of improvements that have been made to previous iterations of the Creality family.

Let’s take a look at what has been disclosed, and what we can expect from the exciting new Creality CR-X Dual Extruder 3D printer.


Creality CR-X Dual Extruder 3D Printer What Do We Know So Far?

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Obviously, the spotlighted feature of the Creality CR-X is the dual extrusion 3D printing capabilities. As the CR-10 is already renowned for its large build volume, adding the ability to use multiple materials and colors will surely excite consumers who want a dual extrusion 3D printer at a low price.

The dual extrusion system of the Creality CR-X utilizes a single nozzle and three fans to help cool extruded filament down and improve consistency in layering. It also has a tempered glass hot bed with a nano-technology print surface, which makes both adhesion and part removal easier for the user.

Another new addition integrated into the Creality CR-X design is a fully aluminum extruder feed drive. The wiring has also been simplified, with just one bundled cable used to power all of the electronic components. There’s only a single belt-driven Z-axis motor that manages to control both sides of the 3D printer’s Z-axis.

The Creality CR-X is also the manufacturer’s first-ever 3D printer with a LCD touchscreen display, allowing users to navigate and select settings more conveniently.

The Creality CR-X’s frame an all-metal construction with no 3D printed parts included in the build. It’s also Creality’s first 3D printer to feature a fully enclosed and built-in base, a major improvement over the bulky standalone control box that came with the CR-10. This base also houses the power supply and electronic components, conserving space and keeping important parts safely tucked away.

Needless to say, the Creality CR-X features an array of new feature and improvements that could make it Creality’s new flagship 3D printer in the near future. Although we don’t have a price yet, the Creality CR-X 3D printer is expected to be released in July 2018.

Stay tuned for more information on the Creality CR-X, as well as a full-fledged review once the 3D printer is released.

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